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*** Offers Adult Education program

How do I Apply for STEAM?

We welcome students from all over the district who are interested in a STEAM education.


Kindergarten Lottery

The 2023-2024 Kindergarten Lottery application deadline is March 10, 2023.

To be eligible for the Kindergarten Lottery at Haskell you must complete all of the following:

  • Complete an application at the RPS 205 Welcome Center (501 7th Street) between Monday, January 2, 2023 and Friday, March 10, 2023. Find application requirements.
  • Parent/Guardian must attend one mandatory orientation at Haskell.

Attend a Mandatory Orientation at Haskell

Date Time
Thursday, February 23 1 p.m.
Friday, February 24 9 a.m.
Monday, March 6 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 15 9 a.m.
Thursday, March 16 6 p.m.

How Seats are Filled

A computerized, random lottery is run in April for students who applied for the lottery and whose parent/guardian attended an orientation. Sibling priority is given to students living in the same home as students who are already enrolled in the program (pre-kindergarten through 4th grade). Sibling preference does not apply to applicants for the upcoming year whose only sibling is currently enrolled in 5th grade.



A lottery waitlist is created and each student is assigned a number. 

When all lottery waitlist students have been placed, an interest list is used to place students. Sibling preference or prior STEAM/STEM experience within a year, a mandatory orientation appointment at the school and interest form responses are considered when placing students.  To fill out an interest list, please contact


Have Questions?

Loree Leathers 
STEAM Academy Principal

Sherry King 
Special Programs Coordinator